Drops of Ink

Principal Tom Koulentes is hopeful that for the 2021-22 school year, things can return as close as possible to a pre-Covid-19 LHS. One goal the school has for next year is to accommodate students in the lunchroom for eating and study hall, but they are going to continue working closely with the district and local health authorities to determine if this is a possibility.

LHS plans to open for full in-person learning next fall

Anika Raina, News Editor May 28, 2021

As this school year draws to a close, the D128 administration has started establishing plans for the upcoming school year. Although the future of next school year is still uncertain, the administration...

Former Mayor Terry Weppler swears in Libertyville’s new mayor, Donna Johnson, at the Civic Center on Tuesday, May 4.

Meet Libertyville’s New Mayor, Donna Johnson

Pavan Acharya, Online Editor May 25, 2021

On Tuesday, May 4, Donna Johnson was officially sworn in as the new mayor of Libertyville. Johnson took over the role after former Mayor Terry Weppler held the position for 12 years. She ran unopposed...

Some Cool News: Episode 7

Pavan Acharya, Online Editor May 17, 2021

Check out the seventh installment of "Some Cool News": the final episode of the 2020-21 school year! This final episode of the school year covers a variety of topics, such as the COVID-19 vaccination process,...

How LHS Students can Receive a Covid-19 Vaccine

How LHS Students can Receive a Covid-19 Vaccine

Alex Clark, Staff Member April 30, 2021

Many students at LHS, those 16 years or older, are now eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccine, including at a clinic being held at the school in mid-May. Students ages 16 or 17 who wish to receive a vaccination...

Libertyville High School has several solar panels installed on the northeast corner of the building, which were put in place seven years ago. These current panels do not generate a significant amount of electricity for the school.

Green Energy Continues to Expand Around the World

Jack Birmingham, Staff Member April 27, 2021

One issue that continues to draw attention globally is the sources from which we derive our energy, both now and in the future. Oil, coal and natural gas are popular examples of some of the non-renewable...

Culturally responsive teaching and leading standards adopted in Illinois

Culturally responsive teaching and leading standards adopted in Illinois

Ariella Bucio, Staff Member April 22, 2021

In mid-February, the Illinois General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules voted in favor of the Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading standards, which were then adopted by the...

In the odd school year of 2020-21, prom and graduation will be held, but they'll look a little different than normal.

Graduation and Prom Will Look Different This Year

Dino Bougiotopoulos, Staff Member April 22, 2021

As the end of the school year approaches, so do many annual events and traditions that LHS holds for its students, including prom and graduation. This year, given the circumstances of the pandemic,...

Nikki Michele is the executive director of the LGBTQ+ Center of Lake County. Currently, their meetings are all virtual, but their future plans include opening a physical space in Waukegan.

New LGBTQ+ Center opens in Lake County

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2021

When Nikki Michele and her family moved to Waukegan in September, she was struck by the lack of resources available for members of the LGBTQ+ community. In Racine, Wisconsin, where Michele and her family...

After 13 years as District 128's superintendent, Prentiss Lea is retiring on June 30.

D128 Superintendent Stepping Down After 13 Years

Liam Tucker, Data Manager April 20, 2021

After 41 years in education, including 13 years as District 128’s superintendent, Prentiss Lea is retiring at the end of this fiscal year, on June 30. Prior to joining D128, Dr. Lea spent time as...

The cafeteria is open for eating for the first time in over a year, but with many restrictions. Students must sit at separate tables six feet apart and wear masks for the duration of their lunch period unless eating.

Lunch options change with full-day instruction

Ellie George, Staff Member April 7, 2021

Since the beginning of the school year -- in the midst of a global pandemic -- the cafeteria has primarily been used as a multipurpose room for students to attend class instructed by remote teachers or...

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